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Grand Forks Police identify man found dead in vehicle

Officers who were conducting a welfare check Monday night found Larry K. Haroldson, 60, had died in a Volkswagen passenger car that was sitting at 1200 N. 47th St., according to a news release. He had no permanent address, and there were no plates on the vehicle, Lt. Brett Johnson told the Herald on Tuesday.

"We're not 100 percent sure. From the condition of his car, it looked like he may have been homeless," Johnson said. "We have not been able to determine any permanent address on him."

Police are investigating the unattended death, including how he died, Johnson said. There were no weapons found in the vehicle, he added.

There doesn't appear to be any signs of foul play, nor do investigators believe there is a threat to society, the release said.

An autopsy will be completed on Haroldson's body.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Grand Forks Police Department at (701) 787-8000. They also can submit a tip via Facebook, using the Tip411 app or on the department website at

April Baumgarten

April Baumgarten joined the Grand Forks Herald May 19, 2015, and covers crime and education. She grew up on a ranch 10 miles southeast of Belfield, where her family raises registered Hereford cattle. She double majored in communications and history/political science at Jamestown (N.D.) College, now known as University of Jamestown. During her time at the college, she worked as a reporter and editor-in-chief for the university's newspaper, The Collegian. Baumgarten previously worked for The Dickinson Press as a city government and energy reporter in 2011 before becoming the editor of the Hazen Star and Center Republican. She then returned to The Press as a news editor, where she helped lead an award-winning newsroom in recording the historical oil boom.

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